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Cape Cod: eight great white sharks seen feeding on humpback whale carcass

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For those aboard a recent whale watching cruise off Cape Cod, the decomposing carcass of a year-old humpback calf floating in the waters of the Stellwagen Bank national marine sanctuary made for a heartbreaking sight....

Bill and tag’s excellent adventure: A year in the life of one southern right whale

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A loud bang shatters the winter calm of Port Ross, in New Zealand’s remote Auckland Islands, and the small inflatable boat is rocked by the swirl of a 40-ton whale being swallowed up by the cold, dark water. When it r...

In the mouth of the whale: lobster diver swallowed by humpback lives to tell the tale

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A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die. Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, told WBZ-TV after he was r...

Stranded killer whale saved after hours-long rescue effort in Alaska

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A killer whale stranded on a rocky shore in Alaska was saved in an hours-long rescue effort by boaters, locals and wildlife officials. The 20-ft (6 metres) orca was spotted washed up on Prince of Wales island last Thu...

Curious southern right whale nudges paddleboarder in Argentina – video

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A rare encounter was caught on video at Puerto Madryn, Argentina when a southern rIght whale seemingly plays with a woman on a paddleboard and pushes the board gently forward, observing its movement as it swims direct...

It’s oh so quiet: silent whale watching on Iceland’s first electric boat tour

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‘Look! Look! Over there …” The boat listed dramatically as 50 passengers raced to its starboard side. Seconds earlier someone had spied the distinct blow – a spray of airborne water – that signalled a whale was about ...

Humpback whale ‘megapod’ feeding frenzy filmed off Australia’s NSW coast – video

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A 'megapod' of about 150 humpback whales has been filmed feeding off the New South Wales coast near Bermagui. This is believed to be the second time a pod of this size has been filmed in Australian waters. Footage cou...

Minke whale spotted again in Thames after being freed from lock

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A small whale freed after it became stranded along the River Thames is on the move again – but is still in the river in London hours later. Hundreds gathered at Richmond lock and weir in south-west London on Sunday af...

The search for the loneliest whale in the world

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The loneliest whale in the world lives in the north Pacific. Scientists have been tracking him on and off for more than 30 years – listening to his vocalizations as he swims back and forth across his patch of ocean, c...

Norway to conduct ‘cruel’ minke whale tests despite opposition

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Plans to capture and run six-hour-long sound tests on young minke whales are set to go ahead in Norway despite condemnation from more than 50 international scientists and wildlife experts as “completely unacceptable”....